Psaki praises schools’ ‘creativity,’ cites her own child to justify kids eating outside in cold: ‘It’s no big deal’

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki insists that some schools are being “creative” in the name of safety by making kids eat lunch outside in cold weather, a requirement that is working just fine in her family and is supposedly supported by most parents.

When asked at a presser about these kinds of strict rules in some schoolhouses, Psaki said, in part, “schools are taking steps, especially since we’ve only recently approved through the CDC and FDA vaccines for 5-11 year olds, they’re not approved for kids younger than that, to keep their kids safe, and to keep students safe. I will tell you, I have a three-year-old who goes to school, sits outside for snacks and lunch, wears a mask inside, and it’s no big deal to him.

“I’m not saying that’s the case for everybody, but these are steps that schools are taking to keep kids safe. And I think the vast majority of parents appreciate that…And some of these steps, creative steps, that schools have taken have enabled that to be possible,” she added, noting that the ultimate goal is the return to “a version” of normalcy.

Outkick founder Clay Travis is one of many who gave Psaki a failing grade, however, for her presumptions: “Jenn Psaki defending kids being forced to eat outside in the bitter cold while socially distanced is absolute insanity. There’s no science at all that supports this. It’s pure madness.”

The subject may have come up after a video from the Libs of TikTok Twitter account went viral, as it were, and  purportedly showed Portland kindergartners eating lunch outside when the temperature was 40 degrees, describing the social distancing condition as “child abuse.”

In the COVID-19 era in which following the science has become dogma, the concepts of what constitutes safety or staying safe seemed to have nonetheless practically become devoid of all meaning, especially since most data apparently indicates that school children are at very low risk for the coronavirus.

Common sense suggests, however, that kids are presumably at high risk for catching a cold or worse if school officials around the country send them out into chilly weather during meals.

Reacting to the above Psaki presser comments, journalist David Zweig, who writes for very liberal outlets such as New York magazine and The Atlantic, called out Psaki for what he deemed misinformation in this context. “Unvaccinated kids are at *lower* risk than vaccinated adults, who have the liberty to eat indoors at tables and talk,” he asserted on Twitter.

In August, Zweig published an article in the aforementioned New York magazine headlined “The Science of Masking Kids at School Remains Uncertain,” in which he analyzed an underpublicized CDC report about the Georgia’s elementary schools.

“Distancing, hybrid models, classroom barriers, HEPA filters, and, most notably, requiring student masking were each found to not have a statistically significant benefit. In other words, these measures could not be said to be effective,” the article claimed.

Given the chilly reception to her comments, Psaki might have to circle back and issue a clarification. In the meantime, social media users are turning up the heat on Joe Biden’s principal spokesperson. Here is just a sampling:


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